President David Kabua

Micro ultimatum on Zackios

Micro ultimatum on Zackios

GIFF JOHNSONThe five Micronesian leaders have drawn a line in the sand over their support of the nomination of Marshall Islands Ambassador Gerald Zackios to head the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. Palau and the FSM have taken the lead, saying if the Forum does not support the Micronesia area nominee, they will consider pulling out […]

Ading: We need jail progress

Ading: We need jail progress

Prior to Nitijela recessing August 28, Enewetak Member of Parliament Jack Ading asked for an update on the new Majuro jail project. Ading noted that a groundbreaking ceremony had been held for the over $1 million jail improvement project late last year. “It’s been almost a year (since the groundbreaking) and nothing has happened,” he […]

RMI joins Pacific climate launch

RMI joins Pacific climate launch

The Marshall Islands joined with its neighbors Tuvalu and Kiribati, IOM and the United Nations Development Program Tuesday morning to launch a climate security project for the Pacific. The virtual launch had people attending at the President’s Office in Majuro and connecting to other high-level leaders and officials via the video conferencing platform Zoom. The […]

Live stream concert a hit

Live stream concert a hit

GIFF JOHNSON A live-streamed concert from the Marshall Islands Saturday featured top bands in the Marshall Islands and Solomon Islands star Rosie Delmah joining to uplift spirits of Marshall Islanders devastated by coronavirus in the United States. At Friday’s Nitijela (parliament) session, Foreign Minister Casten Nemra delivered a somber report on the impact of Covid-19 […]

FAMI shines in officer debut

FAMI shines in officer debut

The Filipino community turned out in force Saturday night for its annual induction ceremony for new officers of the Filipino Association of the Marshall Islands. A large contingent of Marshall Islands government VIPs also attended the dinner gathering at the ICC to honor the Filipino community. Over 400 FAMI members and guests joined the event, […]

Nitijela launches August session

Nitijela launches August session

As Nitijela opened Monday for its final 19 sitting days of the year, the session is getting high visibility from abroad through NTA’s lifestream of the session on its Facebook page. The opening of Nitijela Monday showed a strong turnout of 28 members of parliament (MPs) at roll call, with four excused and one absent. […]

RMI issues Covid business aid

RMI issues Covid business aid

Two local businesses received Covid-19 relief checks from the RMI government July 24, bringing to four the number of firms that have received assistance. President David Kabua and members of the Cabinet joined with representatives of DAR Coffee Corner and Happy Hands handicraft shop for the business relief check handover ceremony at the Cabinet. In […]